Sean dating profile 31
A while back, on a Saturday afternoon, a couple of girlfriends and I were lounging at a house in Fishtown, chatting about life over glasses of chardonnay.
We got to discussing first dates, particularly how the bill should be handled when the night’s coming to a close.
That said, Matt Hotz, 42, a business analyst from East Passyunk, says dating on Tinder does make things more efficient: “If you meet somebody at a bar or a party, you don’t have their answers to 50 questions and a résumé and a carefully curated profile.” Other apps dig a little deeper and prioritize more serious inquiries: “I’m a big fan of The League,” says Michael Scarpati, a 30-year-old financial planner from Grad Hospital.
“Tinder’s the volume game — you’re not thinking; you’re just swiping left or right.
A lot of Philadelphians I spoke to say they’re definitely curious about a date’s political affiliations (an sentiment was frequently expressed), but that they generally assume they’re breaking bread with someone whose views are on the same side of the political spectrum, especially given Philly’s left-leaning tendencies.
(Friends of mine describe relief when politics enter the conversation on a first date and their assumptions are confirmed.) For others, though, politics and the like are still taboo subjects that don’t have a place on the first or second date but should be revealed over time.
And if you can’t seem to find the right mate online, don’t rule out serendipity just yet. Previously a taboo topic of conversation, your political leanings have been elevated to must-know, potential-deal-breaker status in a post-2016 climate.According to a lot of men and women, sending a simple “hey” is plain boring and relays the wrong message — that you’re just like the 16 other “heys” among their DMs who couldn’t muster up anything more interesting to say.All-too-specific compliments, or sexual remarks right off the bat? And, of course, nailing your profile imagery is crucial.So how does one nimbly navigate finding The One in 2018?I asked some Philadelphians on the dating scene to lay out their most vexing questions — and savviest answers.
“I don’t think that’s first-date stuff,” says Michael Scarpati.